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What are the best standalone scanner options now?


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#1 davexnet

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:50 PM

HI - I'm trying to find a solution for an old Win2k box - it's really too slow for an installed,
realtime AV. There are no signs of infection, but I like to run a scan every couple of weeks or so.

I've downloaded Dr Web, and that works, and have tried the TrendMicro 7.2 beta Houscall scanner.

I'm wondering what else is available along these lines? Not having much luck with Housecall.
It crashes with an "access violation" - always at the same place, 82% while scanning some files
in \winnt\system32.

Appreciate any tips.

Dave

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:04 PM

You can the following: Free Scan with ESET.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

Also there are these:


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a try.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:46 PM

You're quite welcome. :thumbup2:

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


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